NEWS UPDATE by Masa, JA0RQV / A35JP:

After emergency going back my home in JA, I have returned to Tonga, and already resumed on the air A35JP from 25th August 2022. I will try continue this final operation until 30th September 2022. As my primary mission in Tonga is almost completed, this operation will be the final and last time since I started QRV of A35JP in May 2013. Approx 20 thousand QSOs in the log including A35JP/P. Thank you for all stations who called me. It was great experience in my ham life.

JULY 30 – Due to a family emergency back in Japan, Masa will be QRT from Tonga until approximately August 22nd.

JULY 22 – Masa recently posted the following on QRZ.com.

I am so sorry but I have to announce that my original plan to activate both Niuatoputapu Isl. (OC-191) in July and Niuafo’ou Isl. (OC-123) in August will be cancelled due to technical problems. I will try to continue to be active as A35JP from Nuku’alofa in Tongatapu Isl. (OC-049) from 24th July to end of September 2022.

JUNE 15 – Masa JA0RQV will again be active from Tonga as A35JP during July 10 to September 25, 2022. QRV on 80m-6m, CW/SSB/FT8. 

Masa hopes to activate the following islands on the mentioned dates:

  • July 10 to 16 — A35JP/P (QTH: Niuatoputapu Island (OC-191)
  • August 7 to 20 —A35JP/P (QTH: Niuafo’ou Island (OC-123)
  • July 24 to September 25 — A35JP (QTH: Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu Island (OC-049)

OCTOBER 15, 2021 – Masa, A35JP went QRT on 15th October 2021. He made 5100 QSOs during his stay. QSOs between 22nd August and 15th October have been uploaded to LoTW and Club Log.

AUGUST 23, 2021 – As promised, here’s a couple of pictures from Masa, A35JP of his set-up on OC-049. Thanks Masa !

AUGUST 22 – Masa is now QRV from a small cottage outside Nuku’alofa. Activity on 17CW so far. Masa mentioned previously he would send some pictures of his activity for DX-World readers so QRX for these. Below is of a blowhole taken during his last trip to Tonga. 

AUGUST 2 – Masa, JA0RQV informs DX-World that he finally entered Tonga from New Zealand on 28th July 2021 and is now staying in a quarantine hotel in Nuku’alofa. After completing 21-days quarantine, he will move to a seaside small cottage (in Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu Island OC-049) and install antennas to activate A35JP – running from late August to early November 2021. QRV on 80-6m; CW, SSB & FT8. QSL via LoTW, Club Log.

During the period of Masa’s stay, it’s possible, he will try to activate some outer islands again such as Niuatoputapu (OC-191), Niuafo’ou (OC-123), Vava’u (OC-064) and Ha’apai (OC-169).